Liberians Enthusiastically Go To The Poll Today To Elect New President

Hundreds of Liberians around the country woke up as early as 5am this morning to perform their patriotic duties as citizens of Africa’s oldest republic to vote for the next president who will replace Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Africa’s first female president.

Today’s elections will feature over 22 presidential candidates including the current vice president, Joseph Nyuma Boakai, and the world’s footballer of the year, George Manneh Weah.

This election historically is the first’ in 50 years for a democratically elected president of Liberia.

Dozens of international election observers including international journalists are in the country to carefully observe today’s election.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.